Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
technology relates to things that are essentially not proveable right now. someone a mile away from a well says that there is some contamination, not so much the fracking slides but the salty water that comes out of the well. you can say there is salty water there, but you can't prove that it's coming from that drilling operation. there are a couple of technology technologies being developed where essentially you'll have a fingerfingerprinting process. every well would have it's fluids tagged, a molecular tag which is would be like a label or barcode. there you could say there it is. and the fracking fights--you would have a sense of accountability. then on other things, a month or so ago in the blog i wrote about a simple infrared camera can emit the gas emissions. unlike other kinds of pollution in the air so with the right kind of camera, and these are not expensive anyone, including a non-government environmental group can point to emissions and say there is a problem here, then it's up to government to push forward. so much of the debate about banning it or this kind of he said-s
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
budgets, cops and nerds have joined forces to prevent crime before it starts. is a new technology called predictive policing. it relies on these sophisticated computer analysis to study past crimes to prevent future crimes and it is working. in los angeles property crime dropped 13%, and when the technology was rolled out in santa cruise the number of burglaries dropped by 26%. so i was fascinated by this, and joining me now to discuss how big data is making police departments smarter is zach friend, a former crime analyst with the santa cruz police department. and he is now the city's newly elected county supervisor probably elected because of your success in reducing crime. zach thank you so much for joining us in "the war room." >> thanks. it's good to be here. >> how does this technology work? >> it works in a similar way to how we predict earthquake after shocks. when you have crime there is after shocks associated it with. it lets officers know when and where a crime will occur. >> jennifer: people are looking at the screen now, and seeing a square block. tell us about that.
Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
powerful thing. good technology can help amplify this power and create an incredibly powerful force that can spread to every country in the world. >> michael: some disappointing news. to golf fans the world over phil mickelson is simply known as lefty. he have a spoiler alert for you. this is because of his golf swing not his politics. this became clear over thehe weekend when mickelson sounded off on new tax code. he warned everyone that financial drastic changes were in store for himself and the game of golf, but particularly for himself. in short multimillionaires find themselves in a time of crisis. he did not kill anyone. he is is generally thought of as having a warm and inviting personality. he's a family man and is very popular with golf fans and players alike. the anti-tiger woods if you would, but his is the latest of a string of comments by prominent millionaires and billionaires complaining that u.s. policies have reduced them to stinking rich as opposed to filthy rich. he makes over $40 million a year playing golf. there is a designated place to to whine about it, but it's i